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Goodwill of Greater Washington’s 2017 Celebration of RISE

Every year we take a moment to recognize the outstanding individuals who make Goodwill of Greater Washington the strong organization it is during our annual Celebration of R.I.S.E. And while all 900+ associates are vital to our success we would like to recognize the four who truly embody our core values.

Dakota & Jason: Achieving the Dreams for Their Family

Newlyweds Dakota and Jason, are both Goodwill Security and Protective Services job training program graduates. The skills and training they received prepared them for new careers, which made achieving their family's dreams a reality.

Rickey: Discovering a Career in Hospitality

Rickey was unemployed for a year when one day he happened to notice the Goodwill Career Center sign as he was driving by the Arlington Goodwill Retail Store and Donation Center.

Jason: A New Successful Career

I found the Security Program very valuable. Goodwill gave me the training, tools, and certifications to achieve my career goals.

I found The Goodwill Security and Protective Services Job Training Program very valuable. This program gave me the training, tools, and certifications to achieve my goals.

Peter: Finding the Right Career Path

I love the training program, how it promotes discipline and provides in depth security and protective services job training. The resume building and job search training was very helpful as I completed job applications...

Amos: Living the Goodwill Mission

Before coming to Goodwill, Amos C. was starting to give up hope. He was homeless, struggling with depression, and had been unemployed for three years. Luckily, a friend convinced Amos to try Goodwill’s Hospitality Training Program.

My Second Pair of Keys – Chapter 2

Hi my name is Nadine, before coming to Goodwill I never paid bills before. I never had a car, a home, heat or water. Three years ago I was overwhelmed and excited with my first set of keys, this is my story Chapter 2.

Juanita: Living the Goodwill Mission

When I heard about the Goodwill program, I decided it was time to be a responsible mother. I just had to stand up and be that mother...

I was in transitional housing and unemployed for four years. When I heard about the Goodwill program, I decided it was time to be a responsible mother. I just had to stand up and be that mother...

Patricia’s New Hope

Just as Goodwill helps individuals with disabilities and disadvantages find employment in the community, we are also helping people within Goodwill find new careers, including people like Patricia.



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